Torch (Honeytribe album)

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Torch
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 29, 2006
Recorded2006
Genre Blues rock
Label Livewire
Producer Devon Allman
Devon Allman's Honeytribe chronology
Torch
(2006)
Space Age Blues
(2010)

Torch is the first album by Devon Allman's Honeytribe. It was originally released in 2006, by Livewire Recordings, then rereleased in 2007 by Provogue Records.

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Reception

Thom Jurek, on AllMusic, said the album "feels like a debut album," but not an "overly impressive debut." While he praised individual musicians' skill, he was not impressed with the overall production and the final mix; still, he said the band was "surely on the right track." [1]

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Track listing

All songs composed by Devon Allman, except where noted.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Torch" 3:12
2."Mahalo"Allman, Dave Kalz5:20
3."No Woman, No Cry" Vincent Ford 3:42
4."When I Call Home" 4:39
5."Perfect World" 3:36
6."Mercy Mercy" 2:45
7."Something I Know" 4:48
8."Heaven Has No Mercy" 3:41
9."Why You Wanna Bring Me Down?" 2:52
10."511 Texas Avenue"Allman, Kirkner1:29
11."Nothing to Be Sad About" 3:02

Personnel

Devon Allman's Honeytribe
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Honeytribe on stage